Tall order for Gilas as it eyes top spot in ‘group of death’

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Those facts aren’t lost on Reyes, and that’s why he’s taking a deliberate approach in the Philippines’ preparation for the tournament against the taller foes.“We all know the size of Iraq because we saw it in the Jones Cup. We all know how big Qatar is and of course, that’s China. The good thing is they all play one way. We’re not gonna change up from playing a Korea to a China, so they’re all going to be big teams and hopefully, we can find a way to beat those teams,” he said.It’s a tall order for Gilas as it has to finish on top in the group stages to advance and that means toppling China in the first day of the competitions.“The key is to finish first in our group in the first round. And that means we have to beat China in the first day,” he said.“We have our own sets of problems and we’re not even complete. It’s gonna be really difficult, but we’re going to try our best.”ADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas leaves for Beirut, Lebanon on August 6.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Fajardo aware of tough road ahead for Gilas, but believes ‘nothing is impossible’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ “(Our group is) very tough. It might be the biggest group, the tallest group,” he said.Seeking to defend its gold medal from 2015, China is still the favorites in the tourney, with studs like Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi expected to lead the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Qatar, meanwhile, is parading a youthful team under coach Qusai Hatem which still packs a lot of punch.Though ranked 94th in the world, Iraq is poised to parade a towering roster bannered by naturalized player Demario Mayfield. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn coach Chot Reyes’ eyes, Gilas Pilipinas has been slotted in the so-called “Group of Death” in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.Placed in Group B together with defending champion China and Middle Eastern contenders in Qatar and Iraq, the outspoken mentor knows Philippines has its work cut out for it.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

CGI Support Officer visits Letterkenny Golf Club on review mission

first_imgLetterkenny Golf Club last week welcomed Confederation of Golf Ireland club support officer Neil Kilgallon to partake in a Club Management and Operational Review as part of the club’s commitment to excellence for its members.This is a continuation of the working of the club’s business plan and follows on from the survey carried out with it’s members earlier in the year.Neil spent two days at the club,  8th and 9th November, and the review will become a working and referrel document for the club going forward. It’s findings will be shared with the members in the same way that the members survey has. The main aspect of the review was to gain a broad overview of the club’s operations with it’s purpose to promote;A) business-like approach;B) support the development of golf at all levels;C) provide some short term recommendations/actions (0-12 Months);D) support the club’s structures to become more effective and sustainable going forward. Among the information that was provided to Neil was:membership information, machinery and proposed replacements, summary of 2015 AGM’s, minutes from recent club meetings and a copy of the current draft business plan. Neil carried out discussions with club Officers, committee members, interested members, staff and also the team from Browns on the Green restaurant, now an integral part of the club.What he looked at in detail was: 1)Club Governance and Management; 2)Membership and Visitor Profiles; 3)Staff and Services; 4)Financial Management; 5)Facilities Management; 6) Communications and Marketing/Sales; 7) Strategic and Business Planning.Neil was also given a tour of all the club facilities, walked the course and, all in all, had an extremely busy two days.CGI Support Officer visits Letterkenny Golf Club on review mission was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3G Auction

first_imgIndian telecom companies bid $14.6 billion for the 3G mobile spectrum, almost twice the expected rate.No company won bids for all national regions. Bharti Airtel, Reliance and Aircel each won bids in 13 of 22 areas, while Vodafone bought nine areas. Bharti paid $2.7 billion for its regions, which include Mumbai and New Delhi, while Vodafone paid $2.5 billion. Only 5 percent of Indian phones presently have 3G. Related Itemslast_img